From Tiff to Jpeg?wh

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by stevento, Apr 24, 2008.

  1. stevento macrumors 6502

    stevento

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    #1
    when i use grab, it always gives me tiff files which are hardly compatible with anything. any way to convert them to jpegs or bmp?
     
  2. Mitthrawnuruodo Moderator emeritus

    Mitthrawnuruodo

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    #2
    1 or 2 (or a few) snaps: Open in Preview and File -> Save As, choose your format.

    A lot of snaps: Use Automator.

    Or just stop using Grab and take your screenshots using cmd-shift-3, cmd-shift-4 and cmd-shift-4 then space (to capture one window).

    If you don't like the default file format from the built in screen capture, change it using something like TinkerTool or Deeper.

    Enjoy.
     
  3. richard.mac macrumors 603

    richard.mac

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    #3
    use these keyboard shortcuts instead

    this will output a png file on the desktop which is a bit more compatible. this still uses Grab but as a background process. you can then save this as another format in Preview if you want.

    to change the screenshot output format see this hint.
     

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